Nose gear collapse following hard landing, Pitlands Farm, Up Marden, Sussex, 22 August 2015
The pilot stated that “after arriving overhead to visually inspect the [farm landing] field I positioned downwind. After an uneventful final approach, the landing was a hard one causing the nosewheel to shear and the aircraft to slide some 50 to 100 m [before coming] to a stop. The aircraft was made safe and evacuated in a normal way”.
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Published: 11 August 2016
Date of occurrence: 22 August 2015